4 September 2017

ITAC 2017 Challenge 2 - Asia

Hi everyone and welcome! I'm back with a canvas for the ITAC 2017 Challenge and this time it was all about taking on Challenge 2 - Asia. All the details and inspiration can be found HERE. From the list of requirements I took fabric, mandalas, cherry blossoms, powdered pigments and geometrics. 

I started this by covering the entire canvas with a layer of calico fabric to give a smooth paintable surface and the scraped layers of paint (Postbox Red, Burning Bonfire and Rouge) across it in a random fashion. The same colours were used to stamp mandalas (from the Christmas Wreath set) all over. Taking the waste from die cutting three of the largest of Seth Apter's Robo Squares from black card created a central panel on which to heat embossed the cherry blossoms (Wild Poppy and Marigold and Peony) with gold embossing powder. To make sure the colour for these intense yet delicate I used Porcelain and Rose Luscious Pigment Powders, diluted slightly and blended on the card whilst still wet. Black Gesso lines were added to either side of the panel (using the edge of a thin stamping block) and I heat embossed a phrase (Mindfulness #1) using Wendy Vecchi's new Carnation Red Embossing Powder as it matched perfectly. Finally I took a chopstick and turned it into a blessing stick with threads, wires, beads and Emerald Creek Pyrite Gemstones (you'll spot another of those gorgeous stones inside an Oriental coin from my stash too).

Here are a couple of close ups of the finished canvas;

So that's my entry for the second challenge from ITAC 2017. Next stop Oceania - thinking cap firmly on for that one!!!

I'll be back soon with that and on Wednesday it'll be time to unveil my latest Frilly and Funkie project.
Until then grab your supplies and challenge yourself! Jenny xxx


  1. Stunning Jenny! The background colour is gorgeous, love how bold those Seth squares look against the background and your blessing stick is fabulous. Really love this piece! Anne xx

  2. Gorgeous background colour, so,warm and inviting . Love the delicate stamping in the background too. Your cherry blossom is gorgeous and I love how,you embellished with the bamboo stick and threads too. Lovely sentiment. Thanks Jenny, we really appreciate you joining in our challenge . Hugs. Tracy x

  3. Another absolutely gorgeous design Jenny, I love how you've taken your supplies and designed the Asian twist, so clever xxx

  4. Lovely. I have many Asian theme stamps, and you have given me inspiration to use them on a card. Thanks so much!

  5. Absolutely stunning Jenny and how wonderfully Asian! Jennie x

  6. Is there any style you can't do??? I'm thrilled by your background and ingenious use of Seth's die cut waste and the stones. STUNNING Asian design!

  7. Absolutely fabulous canvas, Jenny , that encapsulates the Orient so wonderfully imho . Love how you have used the negative of Seth 's robo squares die to create a very striking central area to feature your cherry blossoms. Love the blessing sticks - the perfect finishing touch .
    hugs x


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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